Welcome to HLS English class - the best place to learn English in Kuantan, Malaysia. English class for children and adults conducted in a fun and creative way. Learn English with Horne Learning Services. English speaking and conversation, reading, writing and listening training based in Kuantan. This is what we do . . .

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Reading Comprehension

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Yes, reading is very good for you. I used to read a lot of books, but now I find myself reading blogs a lot more often. I'd love to get back to the books ;)

This week in our English classes we are conducting a reading comprehension exercise for our students.

I am very particular about creating my own syllabus, from grammar exercises to spelling tests, essays to creative writing topics, and speaking questions to reading articles.

I wrote all of our short stories myself, one set for primary children, and a higher level set for secondary and adults. For the questions, I have formulated some comprehension questions about the story mixed with grammar questions, creative thinking requirements, word games related to the story, and various other things.

It keeps them busy and actively engaged in the very good habit of reading! This week's reading articles are about relationships and a magic badminton racquet . . .

Until next time . . . happy reading!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

One year on . . .

Horne Learning Services was officially formed in February 2012. It came after deciding to make a proper business out of Mr. Duncan's English skills, and a lot of hard work to make it happen.

Forming the company, writing and submitting a formal offer letter and invitation to work letter, gaining a long-term visit pass and receiving permission to work from immigration were all stepping stones to settling down and getting to work with Horne Learning Services.

One year on, we couldn't have imagined the number of people who have contacted us to learn English here! We have opened more classes, filled them up, had 4 successful English Workshops at Vistana Hotel Kuantan, and started 2 adult classes per week. We have also enjoyed teaching English to the staff of Vistana Hotel during 2012, whilst creating 100% our own syllabus.

We're really thankful to our students and their parents for putting their faith in Horne Learning Services, and look forward to many more successes and improvements to come in the future!